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Customer Service
Why do you say they have poor customer service? Their customer service rating is 4.86 out of 5 on this site, based on 5 or 6 people's experiences.

In Gear Deals » MontBell U.L. Down Inner Parka - Know of any deals?
September 03, 10:13pm

One More
"Because my dog's too small to carry the tent, therefore I GoLite"

In Gear Deals » GoLite Model Athlete
September 03, 10:10pm

Here's another joke entry: "I carry all my wife's gear, therefore I GoLite"

In Gear Deals » GoLite Model Athlete
September 03, 10:07pm

How about this entry: "I hike to Mars, therefore I GoLite"

In Gear Deals » GoLite Model Athlete
September 03, 10:03pm

That's interesting....I wonder if they are the only tablets effective against crypto, or just the only tablets that someone has spent the time & effort to test? Either way, I usually would ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Water Purification Tablets
September 03, 8:53pm

Tough Call
I'm still mulling this decision over. My current 1.5L hard anodized aluminum MSR pot/lid/lifter weighs 303g (10.7 oz) and an Evernew 1.3L Ti setup would weigh just 130g (4.6oz) which is a lot o...

In GEAR » Non-Stick Ti Pots - Worth the weight?
September 03, 8:18pm

Quilts are going to compress smaller than bags...I dunno if you're open to these. The less warm GoLite quilts (ie. the new 40F quilt) use high fill power down and compress rediculously small.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Smallest compressed sleeping bag setup?
September 03, 3:48pm

Royal Blue / Charcoal
There's a bit of a glitch on the Montbell website right now, but the men's parka is also available in a color called 'RB/CB' or 'Royal Blue / Charcoal Black'. The code RB/CB...

In GEAR » Updated Mont-Bell UL Down Jacket
September 03, 3:46pm

Another 0.7g
Ha Ha....just you guys wait until I go at the fly. I'm going to dip it in acid to remove the waterproofing, thus saving several grams. On wet nights I'll just wear my rain gear to bed and s...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » MSR Carbon Reflex 2
September 03, 1:12am

I'll post up for sure. I've ordered a Olive Green Medium and it should be here in 5-10 business days...hopefully I'll get it late next week. I'm up in Canada so it takes longer. ...

In GEAR » Puffy Top Layer (Down Jackets)
September 03, 1:02am

All Reader Reviews by Dan Durston

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Mountain Laurel Designs Cuben DuoMid
The DuoMid is the best shelter for solo hikers. Don't be misled by the "Duo" in its name - you could cram two hikers in here but it's poorly suited for that (ie. no vestibule space, ...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
September 22, 1:56pm

Evernew 300ml Dbl Wall Mug (ECA354)
I like the idea of a robust, double wall titanium mug that may be a bit heavier...

In Cookware - Titanium
September 22, 11:01am

Montane Minimus DT Pant
These pants are a very niche product. They're light (4.25oz Med) but the Pertex Shield+ m...

In Clothing - Raingear
September 22, 10:31am

Spark-Lite Fire Starter (Survival Gear - BPL Gear Shop)
I have this kit and the FireLite Mini kit. This sparker is a bit lighter than the FireLite Mini but I don't trust this sparker 100% like I do the FireLite. This sparker doesn't work well wh...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
October 28, 11:21pm

BPL FireLite Firestarter
I love this FireLite Mini. It's the only thing that I 100% trust to start a fire. With a mini Bic you can run out of gas, be at too high of an altitude, get it wet or get it oily. Matches can ...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
October 28, 11:19pm

Hyperlight Mtn Gear Echo I
I wasn't sure where to put this review as the Echo I can be used as either a tarp or a double wall tent. OVERVIEW I've given the Echo I 4 stars because it's quality construction...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
October 16, 4:15pm

Golite 2006 Reed Pants
I've got the original Reed pants (4oz in a size medium) and they are prefect rain pants for UL hiking. They've been adequately durable, totally waterproof and light. I don't want ankle zip...

In Clothing - Raingear
October 15, 10:27pm

Marmot Essence
Marmot has made a number of changes to this jacket over the years so criticisms of the earlier models are no longer relevant. My Essence is the 2009 model which has all waterproof zippers and it h...

In Clothing - Raingear
October 15, 10:22pm

Baladeo 22 Grams Knife
This knife is a brilliant design. Every part of it is functional and the result is a lot of knife for just 22g (or 24.3g as mine as actually weighs). When I opened the (very nice) box and first played...

In Miscellaneous Products
October 03, 6:10pm

Nite ize S-Biner
After using another small biner that failed due to a poor design, I switched the Nite Ize Size 1 biner for bear bagging this summer. I use one of these to clip to my 1.4mm spectra cord to my food sack...

In Miscellaneous Products
October 03, 5:56pm